New City to Sprout in Qatar Ahead of World Cup

Qatar is building cities from scratch ahead of its hosting duties for the 2022 World Cup. One city to be located near the tournament's final match will house 200,000.
March 2, 2011, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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This $3 billion city is just part of Qatar's $65 billion investment in infrastructure and preparations ahead of the 2022 World Cup.

"Lusail City, which will have 200,000 residents and capacity to accommodate twice that many people, is scheduled to be completed by 2019, Kaldari said. The city will include manmade islands, an entertainment district, an office park for energy companies, a golf course and five stadiums. The World Cup final will be held in a venue north of the city, the CEO said.

The largest of the projects to be awarded in the next year will be for construction of the Al Khor Highway, running along Lusail City's western border, Kaldari said. He didn't provide details of other contracts to be given out."

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Published on Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Bloomberg
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